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Psychology Scholarships

Psychology is the study of the thought processes and behavior of humans and other animals. The ideal degree candidate for this major should have strong skills in the categories of writing, critical thinking, math and science. You'll also need good people skills and a healthy slice of empathy. Continue reading to find out more about this major and to explore the possibilities of psychology scholarships.

The exact nature of your undergraduate psychology degree program will depend largely on the area of the science you decide to choose for your concentration. Examples of these concentrations include child psychology, clinical psychology and social psychology. You'll receive introductory training and instruction in each of the mentioned areas (and others). But the advanced courses you take in your 3rd and 4th years will center around your chosen concentration.

During your final year you will probably participate in a Capstone project which will most likely involve original research. Core courses you might encounter in this type of program include statistics, perception, tests and measurement, learning and memory, ethics and organizational systems. Your coursework will consist of lectures, lab work and research.

It should be noted that a bachelor's degree in psychology does not prepare you for a career as a psychologist. For that you'll need a master's or doctorate along with state certification. A number of states also require a professional internship. Also keep in mind that the educational requirements for psychologists are evolving. The trend seems to be that the doctorate is the entry-level degree of choice for most psychology careers.

Projected job growth for this field varies between the specialties. If your educational goals center around a bachelor's degree, you'll be eligible to pursue any career for which an undergraduate degree is suitable training. These include careers such as sales or administrative work. 

If you plan on continuing your education in pursuit of the necessary degrees to be a psychologist, you'll encounter the strongest job growth in areas such as school and clinical psychology and mental health. Certain specific career paths in health care administration and social work should also experience growth.

To find out more about psychology scholarships, follow the links below and unlock the possibilities.

Lung Health Dissertation Grant

The objective of the Lung Health Research Dissertation Grant is to support pre-doctoral dissertation research in the various disciplines of social science examining risk factors affecting lung health including:  Psychosocial lung health research  Behavioral lung health research  Health services and health policy research  Epidemiological/Biostatistical lung health research  Public Health education research ELIGIBILITY Education and Experience At the time of application, the applicant must be a matriculating student in good standing in a full-time academic program leading to a doctoral degree in one of the above-mentioned fields. Nurses pursuing a doctoral degree in any field are eligible. Individuals with an MD degree who wish to acquire a PhD or those conducting bench research not involving patients or patient data are not eligible to apply. Citizenship At the time of application, candidates must be United States citizens or foreign nationals holding one of the following visa immigration statuses: permanent resident (Green Card), exchange visitor (J-1), temporary worker in a specialty occupation (H-1B), Canadian or Mexican citizen engaging in professional activities (TN), Australians in Specialty Occupation (E-3 visa) or temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences (O-1). Lung Health Dissertation applicants may hold a student (F-1) visa. At the time of application and throughout the award, an applicant must be employed by a U.S. institution. Applicants are required to submit one signed original plus two copies of all application materials to: American Lung Association 21 W. 38th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10018 ATTN: Research Division

Lupe Anguiano Scholarship

To develop in students a vocation as well as a ministry in caring for and supporting the needs of individuals and families who are experiencing an end-of-life crisis. Students must take academic course work and have training and clinical practicum or internship in hospice care, ministry and grief counseling, or social work to hospice patients.

Eunice Walker Johnson Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS MINIMUM GPA 3.0 COLLEGES / UNIVERSITIES UNCF affiliated ACADEMIC CLASSIFICATION College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior MAJORS Psychology, Pre-Nursing, Nursing, Dietetics, Pre-Pharmacy, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biomedical Research, Behavioral Health, Public Health, Allied Health, Pre-Medicine, Biology, Pre-Dentistry

Dr. Vicki L. Schechtman Scholarship

AWIS offers undergraduate women the opportunity to apply for the Dr. Vicki L. Schechtman Scholarship. The Schechtman Scholarship awards $1,000 to an undergraduate woman interested in pursuing a career in scientific studies. Preference is given to applicants who wish to pursue research. Any female student matriculating at a college or university, who meets the qualifications, is eligible to apply. Entering and current freshmen are especially encouraged to apply. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and hold United States citizenship. Chosen field of study must be recognized by the National Science Foundation. Restrictions are subject to change. This scholarship awards $1,000 to an undergraduate woman interested in pursuing a career in scientific studies. Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen, enrolled at a U.S. institution, have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 and studying in the life or physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, computer and information sciences, or psychology. The award can be used for any aspect of education.

SPECAF Program

Description: This program provides scholarships to eligible persons for completion of the last two years of university study. Type: Undergraduate Study Research Eligibility Requirements Class standing - Sophomore - Junior - Senior - Discipline/Area of Study Arts/Humanities Natural Sciences Social/Behavioral Sciences Business Engineering Public Service Citzenship U.S. Citizen Permanent Resident Other Visa Status

Malyon-Smith Scholarship Award

A yearly scholarship totaling up to $1000 will be awarded to selected graduate students of psychology, submitting proposals for research into psychological issues of importance to gay, lesbian, or bisexual individuals, groups, or communities.

The Sono Osato Scholarship Fund for Graduate Studies

We will be offering a limited number of competitive scholarships based on academic merit and financial need for current and former dancers who have received the maximum amount from the Caroline H. Newhouse Scholarship Fund and are pursuing graduate degrees in fields other than performance dance. The Osato Scholarship will be limited to a one-time grant of up to $5,000 to any one individual, paying for tuition and fees only. It is anticipated that the endowment will generate funds sufficient to award a grant to a minimum of two applicants annually. Award checks will be made out to the institution. Awards will not be granted retroactively (e.g. not be used to reimburse dancers for tuition already paid, for loans or other credit debt.) To be eligible to apply for a Sono Osato Scholarship applicants must: Have received the maximum allowed amount from the Newhouse Scholarship Fund. Have achieved a minimum 3.5 GPA for an undergraduate or graduate degree, or recent pre-requisite coursework. Be studying or planning to study at the graduate level for a degree in one of the approved areas, such as professional degrees (law and medicine), the medical arts (nursing, physicians assistant, physical therapy, etc.), the helping professions (social work, counseling, psychology, creative arts therapies, etc.), physical and social sciences, education, business and the humanities. Previous recipients of a Gasparinetti Scholarship award are not eligible to apply for an Osato Scholarship.

American Institute for Foreign Study International Scholarships

The American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) annually offers up to 150 semester scholarships of $1,000 each. There are also 50 scholarships of $750 for summer study. The awards offset fees and travel expenses at AIFS programs in select international universities (list available with application). Candidates must show leadership potential and involvement in extra-curricular activities centered around multi-cultural and international issues. Preference is given to full academic year study. Type: Undergraduate Study International Study Eligibility Requirements: Class standing Freshman - Sophomore - Junior - Senior - Discipline/Area of Study: Arts/Humanities Natural Sciences Social/Behavioral Sciences Business Engineering Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Permanent Resident Other Visa Status Minimum GPA: 3.0 Submission Requirements: Application Form Letters of Recommendation 1 Program app requires two, but separately. Personal Essay 500-1,000 words addressing

National Research Council: Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships For Minorities

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship For Minorities is a $17,000 stipend per year for 3 years. Open to individuals who are members of the following groups: Alaska Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Native American Indians, Black/African Americans, Puerto Ricans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, and Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian or Micronesian). Applicants must be registered full-time in a research-based doctoral program (Ph.D. or Sc.D.). Eligible fields include: Research-based areas of the social and behavioral sciences, education, engineering, humanities, life sciences, mathematics, and physical sciences.

Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students

Description: Interns in this eight-week* program participate in research under the guidance of an ETS mentor in any of these areas: educational measurement and psychometrics validity natural language processing and speech technologies cognitive psychology learning theory linguistics and computational linguistics teaching and classroom research statistics international large-scale assessments Interns also participate in seminars and workshops on a variety of topics. Each intern is required to give a brief presentation about their project at the conclusion of the internship. Program Goals Provide research opportunities to individuals enrolled in a doctoral program in the fields described above. Increase the number of scholars and students from diverse backgrounds — especially traditionally underrepresented groups such as African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, and American Indians — conducting research in educational measurement and related fields. Eligibility Current full-time enrollment in a doctoral program in any of the areas specified above. Completion of at least two years of coursework toward the Ph.D. or Ed.D. prior to the program start date.

Dr. Charles W. Telford Memorial Scholarship

College of Social Sciences - Psychology Applicants will be nominated and selected by the Psychology Department Committee annually, during the spring semester. Applicants must be at least half-time, fully matriculated students.

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